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This chapter offers an overview of the whole process, explaining the purpose and legal basis for permission, as well as the potential risks of operating without permission. It also serves as a guide to how to use this book.

  1. Permission: What Is It and Why Do I Need It?
  2. The Basics of Getting Permission
    1. Determine If Permission Is Needed
    2. Identify the Owner
    3. Identify the Rights You Need
    4. Negotiate Whether Payment Is Required
    5. Get It in Writing
  3. Overview of Intellectual Property Laws
  4. Permission Tools: Licenses and Releases
    1. Licenses, Permissions and Clearances
    2. Releases


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